On July 17, 2000, the University of Manitoba president was issued an order by Manitoba Environment. This order, issued in accordance with the Manitoba Dangerous Goods and Transportation Act, required the university perform a thorough and complete audit of all areas to identify shock sensitive chemicals. To this end the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) undertook the task of performing an environmental audit of the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.
The environmental audit focused primarily on hazardous waste issues and the management of potentially unstable chemicals. The audit also included elements relating to waste minimization, recycling, spill control, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, WHMIS and the chemical weapons convention.
Karla Skulmoski was hired to the position of Environmental Auditor in the summer of 2002. In consultation with EHSO staff she prepared a questionnaire which was disseminated to all University laboratories through Deans, Directors and Department Heads. Karla was able to draw conclusions and recommendations from the returned surveys in collaboration with key members of the EHSO.
2002 Environmental Audit (adobe pdf)
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